We’re on a mission to prove that insurance innovation is more than just a possibility: it’s happening here and now!  With a little bit of fresh thinking – and taking inspiration from both inside and outside of insurance – an industry oldie is just as capable of starting a mini-revolution as a start-up.


Share ideas and envision the future


Make connections and build relationships



Real-life stories and first-hand advice



Inspiring journeys and challenging visions


Explore cutting-edge technologies



Registration will commence from 08:30. Coffee and breakfast pastries will be served with our compliments.
Day 1
06 Nov 2017

Refuel & Recharge Networking @ 10:40, 12:35 & 14:30


Welcome from Global Reinsurance [GR] and opening remarks: Reinsurance and ILS at the forefront of insurtech and providing capacity. Welcome from our co-host: Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA): The importance of innovation and insurtech in Bermuda’s evolution as a global marketplace.
Sophie Roberts
Ross Webber

FIRESIDE CHAT: A new kind of company for a new kind of world

Join  Kathleen Reardon,  Hamilton Re CEO, and Kathleen Faries, Head of Bermuda Tokio Millennium Re,  in an informal fireside chat as they take a look at the external forces shaping the re/insurance industry, what it will take to succeed in the digital age and why innovation and technology hold the key to the industry’s future.    
Kathleen Faries
Kathleen Reardon

PANEL DISCUSSION: Transforming your company into the (re)insurer of the future: the threats, opportunities and what are we waiting for?

The necessity to identify the threat from large corporations outside of (re)insurance that are able to provide competitive cover through evolving technology When thinking about the future, how important are new technologies when it comes to driving efficiencies in back office processes for the business models of the future Understanding developments in data capture, and analytics and new approaches to underwriting risk and predicting loss Concerns over regulation uncertainty in light of the new dynamics new technology brings The role of the broker in opening up the transaction process to developments in insurtech Harnessing the talent and skills to implement the changes brought about by insurtech and other innovations The willingness to invest in new technologies – can ILS play a bigger role here?
Leona Lik
James Tootell
James Hobson
Adrian Jones

PRESENTATION: The road to modernization: how insurance core technology is changing

“InsurTech” has become the industry’s most exciting yet anxiety-inducing trend. Fortunately, insurance is not the first industry to undergo a software revolution, and we can draw from many examples in other industries to see our own future. This discussion is not a guide to InsurTech buzzwords, but rather an overview of the fundamental changes to expect in how insurance companies will think about and implement their technology in years to come    
Dan Woods

PANEL DISCUSSION: How to effectively deploy capital into the FinTech/InsurTech space and why Bermuda is well-placed to do this

Facilitating investment for the growing number of InsurTech start-ups as an investment strategy Shifting mindset of the investor Why is Bermuda is an ideal ‘test bed’ for this activity Fintech/Insurtech investment as a diversification strategy for re/insurers
Laura Taylor
Justin Willmott
Julia Henderson

PRESENTATION AND PANEL DISCUSSION: Supervision, regulation and the impact of external influences in Bermuda

Bermuda’s regulatory environment is poised to enhance business opportunities and innovation on the Island and address important questions, for example: How do you regulate Blockchain? How do you establish tech start-ups on the Island? However, external geo-political issues are clouding the horizon and regulatory caution might be necessary. Chaired by: Ross Webber, ceo, BDA Presentation delivered by: Craig Swan, managing director, supervision (insurance), BMA Panellists: Stephen Weinstein, general counsel and chief compliance officer, RenaissanceRe Stuart Lacey, Founder & CEO, Trunomi Chris Garrod, Director, Conyers Dill & Pearman  
Chris Garrod
Stuart Lacey
Ross Webber
Stephen Weinstein
Craig Swan


Big data is potentially the most significant digital-era innovation affection the (re)insurance industry. How is it transforming business behaviours, operations and business models? Learn how big data & analytics are impacting our industry and why you shouldn’t ignore it!
Michael Gertsch


(RE) INSURERS TO ARMS: ARE YOU READY TO WIN THE WAR FOR THE INTERNET OF THINGS? – The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the business world. Enabling pinpoint accuracy in underwriting and deeper customer relationships, it should be a game-changer for insurance. But are insurers and brokers the people who are ready to make it the most of it?    
Craig Hollingworth

STARTUPS LIVE! 5×5 pitches from the next generation in Bermuda Insurtech

Five of the best startups with some of the hottest and most disruptive ideas have 5 minutes to pitch their great products to you and our panel of experts. You can vote for your favourite one along with our Judging Panel – Julia Henderson, SVP, Brit Global Specialty, Dermot O’Donohoe, CEO, Hamilton at Lloyd’s and Laura Taylor, Managing Partner & CFO, Nephila Capital.
Dermot O’Donohoe
Alex Kubicek #Startup
Bob Frady #Startup
Will Dove #Startup
Max Drucker #Startup
Satadru Sengupta #Startup
Laura Taylor
Julia Henderson

PANEL DISCUSSION: The audience decides…

The audience will pick from the following topics during the day using our live voting technology, Slido, and choose what our carefully selected panellists will discuss. By curating the final panel discussion of the day, we are ensuring the conference closes by covering major points of interest – [1] Practical implications: Hype vs Impact [2] Upskilling human capital to maintain relevance in growing age of technology [3] Build, buy or partner – how do companies decide the best strategy for them?
Michael Tessalone
Nick Cardinez
Chris Maiato
Hutch Moragne

Closing Remarks

Closing remarks from Global Reinsurance [GR] and the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA)
Sophie Roberts
Ross Webber